presented by Reading Choral Society and sponsored by St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown
Reading Choral Society Concert
Sunday, December 4, 2022 4:00 pm
Boyertown Area Senior High School
120 North Monroe Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Directed by: Dr. Graham Bier, RCS Music Director
Soloists: Elizabeth Bromley, Soprano; Marcelyn Lebovitz, Alto; Jarrod Miller, Tenor; Roderick Nevin, Bass
Boyertown Area Senior High School Select Choir will be joining RCS in this performance
Accompanied by: RCS Orchestra
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown is proud to sponsor the Reading Choral Society (RCS) in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of Dr. Graham Bier, Music Director. The RCS will be accompanied by a nineteen-piece orchestra and the forty-five member Boyertown Senior High School Select Choir.
This will be at least the 66th time the Reading Choral Society has performed the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. By their records, the Reading Choral Society first sang the Messiah choruses in December 1897. The audience will be invited to sing along on the Hallelujah chorus only.
Founded in 1875, the Reading Choral Society has a long and proud tradition of presenting vocal music, particularly symphonic choir masterworks, but also exploring and interpreting other genres. Under the energetic and nurturing leadership of Dr. Bier, the twelfth Music Director, the Reading Choral Society seeks to continue to pursue its mission to perform, foster and advance choral music with a balance between honoring its heritage and looking to the future. Its educational programs now encompass regular performances with invited high school and college choirs as with the Boyertown Area Senior High School choir joining the Reading Choral Society in the December 4 performance in Boyertown.
Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and students $10. Tickets may be ordered online for pickup at the performance through readingchoral.org and through St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 610-369-1024 or stjohnsboyertown.org. Other churches in the Boyertown Area School District are also being invited to have tickets available for purchase. This performance will be a great way to welcome and participate in the Christmas season and to have many pleasant memories thereafter.